“After receiving my associate’s degree, I married, raised my children, and worked a case manager in the prison system. In the back of my mind, I knew I would eventually return to college and finish my degree. As my children grew older, I was finding more time for myself, and I found the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College.
My goal when I returned to college was simply to complete my undergraduate degree, but through my interactions with faculty and students, I was motivated to do more. As a student in the One-Day program, I’m falling in love with psychology and human services all over again, and finding my interests pique in other courses, like history and biology. I seized the day and continue to pursue my passion for public service by working one-on-one with special needs children as a paraprofessional in the Melrose School Department.
Saturday is a tiring day but in the end, I know it will be well worth it. My classmates are more than the women who sit next to me in my courses; they, along with my family, are my support system. We are all here for the same reason—our education.”
- Following her graduation in May, Michele plans to pursue her Master of Science in Education/Special Education at the Burlington Campus, and become a special education teacher in the Greater Boston area.